Tuesday, April 17, 2012


It’s been more than a month since I’ve written anything! What have we been up to in that time?

Perhaps most exciting was a trip to Belize! We spent almost two weeks on a little island called Caye Caulker, about a 40 minute boat trip from Belize City.

We did lots of relaxing in the shade of the palapa covered dock, swinging in the hammocks.

We went snorkelling on the barrier reef and swam with nurse sharks and sting rays (while Auntie Sue, who happened to be in the country at the same time, hung out with Aedan for a few hours on land!)

Aedan dipped his toes in the ocean for the first time, and had his first mouthful of sand, too!

We took a river boat into the jungle, and stood on top of 3000 year old Mayan ruins at a site called Lamanai.

Mask Temple

High Temple

We ate lots of fresh fish, swam in the ocean, watched the sunrise every morning…and then walked to the other side of the island to watch it set every night! We basked in the sunshine and enjoyed the constant, warm wind blowing in off the Caribbean.

On our way back from that trip, we had a doctor’s appointment in Vancouver. The doctors are really pleased with how we’ve been controlling Aedan’s blood sugar. The Glyburide is working wonderfully! I feel so lucky that we were able to make this switch.

Since we’ve been back, we’ve been enjoying the lengthening days…first light is around 5 am, and it doesn’t get dark until 10 pm. 

All the snow is slowly melting, and the ice on the rivers rots a little more each day.

I’ve started seeds for the vegetable garden: beets, swiss chard, beans, carrots, radishes, cucumber, romanesco and broccoli. This year will be my first real attempt at vegetable gardening, and I can’t wait to get these plants in the ground! (That’s more than a month away).

We began introducing Aedan to “solid foods”!

So far, banana is a hit. Tomorrow, pureed sweet potato—yum!

The trip out of the territory helped us both to gain some much needed perspective. It wasn’t always what we’d expected, but P and I each came back with a better idea of the things we each need to work at and focus on in the coming months.

I’m so happy to be home again, though, and can’t wait for this snow to melt!


  1. Wow! That sounds like a fantastic trip! We just booked tickets to Maui for next January and I am already counting down the days.

    Have fun starting your seeds. This will my first year planting in the backyard and I am really looking forward to it!

    1. Maui! That should be great. Don't wish away the summer though!

      Yay for gardens! Are you planting veggies, flowers or both?

    2. ahahha Yes, I have lived North of 60 for 10 years now- no chance on me wishing the short summers away!

      I am going with veggies, but nothing that I have to start in my house early. Just doing some basics like potatoes, carrots, peas, lettuce.... easy things that my boys will enjoy helping with and eating.

  2. Sounds like a great trip! I sure wished we could've gone to a beach this winter... but we went to the rockies!

    and planting! wahooo! was there a garden space there before? or did you have to make one?

    1. Gonna have to make a garden space. I'll start with a couple raised beds, see how things go, and then expand from there!


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